legislation Tag

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The Tennessean, April 23, 2013 [caption id="attachment_18164" align="alignleft" width="280"] Tennessee General Assembly[/caption] The Tennessee General Assembly slunk out of the capital last week, having again done more harm than good for the people they supposedly represent. No more egregious example of this can be found than the despicable...

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The Chattanoongan.com. Roy Exum. April 19, 2013 [caption id="attachment_18091" align="alignleft" width="160"] Roy Exum[/caption] It was with a heavy heart I learned on Thursday that the Tennessee Legislature has openly defied the First Amendment of the United States Constitution by threatening to charge representatives of news organizations and...

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The Chattanoongan.com | Roy Exum | April 15, 2013 [caption id="attachment_17441" align="alignleft" width="201"] Roy Exum, award-winning columnist[/caption] Tennessee's dreaded “AgGag” bill, which make those who covertly film or expose acts of animal abuse into criminals, was delayed in the Tennessee Legislature last week but if proponents have...

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NYTimes, Stephanie Strom, April 11, 2013 The Obama administration has included a proposal in its 2014 budget that would effectively ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption. Technically, the proposal would prevent money from being spent on inspection of horse slaughtering facilities. Without inspections, facilities could...

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A rant and rave by Jerry Finch More horsemeat found in beef products, more bute found in horsemeat, more graft and corruption, more "scientists" saying, "Oh, it's okay. The drugs are harmless." Ever wonder why people fight against regulations? Perhaps it's because they can't get away...

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The New York Times -RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. - April 6, 2013 [caption id="attachment_17693" align="alignleft" width="300"] Several states have placed restrictions on undercover investigations into cruelty. Photo HSUS[/caption] On one covert video, farm workers illegally burn the ankles of Tennessee walking horses with chemicals. Another captures workers in Wyoming punching and...